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How Early Buddhism Differs From Theravada

a handy checklist

ByBhikkhu Sujato

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Theravada Buddhism, which prevails in south and south-east Asia, is often regarded as the school that stayed closest to the teachings of the historical Buddha. Nevertheless, over the course of 2,500 years, it is inevitable that developments and changes will take place. After all, impermanence is the cornerstone of the Buddha’s teachings, and Buddhism is surely no exception. In some cases, it is possible, through a careful and critical reading of the early Buddhist texts, to discern where changes have taken place. Bhikkhu Sujato has devoted his life to studying and practicing the teachings of early Buddhism. In this short booklet he distills a wide range of points of interest into a convenient form. This is not a scholarly work, and does not attempt to document all these in detail. Rather, it aims to help students of early Buddhism to recognize where changes have taken place, to better understand the perspectives of different teachers, and to guide more surely the practice towards liberation.

Details

Publication Date
Jan 21, 2022
Language
English
ISBN
9781921842283
Category
Religion & Spirituality
Copyright
Creative Commons Zero (CC 0)
Contributors
By (author): Bhikkhu Sujato

Specifications

Pages
61
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

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